Entry from US English dictionary
Comedy employing sophisticated wit and often satirizing the upper classes. Compare with low comedy.
- Saunders wrote many of the scripts and her way with words and her cross between slapstick and high comedy meld well here, foreshadowing the masterpiece of British comedy that she would create with French in ‘Ab Fab.’
- His plays, suggested one of his directors, Caspar Wrede, have a closer relationship to the pre-20th century high comedies than to the naturalistic comedies of our own time.
- The story is epic in scope, but he isn't afraid to liberally sprinkle his story with humor, farce, and high comedy.
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Syllabification: high com·e·dy
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